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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
City Charter High School is an above average, public, charter school located in Pittsburgh, PA. It has 633 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 62% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.
About City Charter High School...
Address
201 Stanwix Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Telephone
(412) 690-2489

City Charter High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
62%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1090
24 responses
Average ACT
21
96 responses
AP Enrollment

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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$99,882
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,530
National
$949
Median Home Value
$290,559
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
95%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
68%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 44 responses
Report
  • Class trips. Relaxing times to bond with peers.
    57%
  • The end of the day
    16%
  • Gym
    7%
  • Robotics CLub
    7%
  • Spring Musical
    7%
  • Drama club
    5%
  • Homecoming
    2%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
633
Free or Reduced Lunch
66%
56%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
24%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
36.3%
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.34 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.34 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.34 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
60%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.35 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.35 responses
49%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.35 responses
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I really like City High. Bullying is low, and the new classes aren't very cliquey. The chefs are kind and food(mostly)is good, better than public school food for sure. Most teachers have some sort of relationship with their students, there are always 1 or 2 teachers that seem disconnected but most teach very well. The 3 months on 1 month off is very helpful. Right when I'm ready to give up and end it all there's a month break. Even though we're here over the summer, I do feel very prepared for college next year especially since they're putting us in cubicles soon. There are endless places to eat after a long day at school. The SAGE(Student Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship)program lets students create and manage businesses like creating candles, designing sweatsuits, etc. It gives us a sense of control and a very good idea of how it is to run a true business, because everyone has a different role. A downside to going to City High is that there are no school sports.
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City Charter has prepared me completely for my post-high school plan. The first thing I learned there was how to learn independently. The staff will give assignments that encourage you to answer your own questions and research before asking. When a person graduates, there isn't going to be a teacher over your shoulder waiting to answer your questions.
City High also sets up their school to give students a business environment. The dress code is business casual attire, we have our own laptops, each grade is on separate floors, completing an internship junior year, and senior year we are placed in cubicles with college-like schedules. Instead of having classes every period, we have Quiet Room time in our cubicles in-between lectures and seminars to independently do our work.
It was definitely a culture shock coming from a Pittsburgh public school, but I am more than prepared to tackle what college has to throw at me.
This is a very good school that gets you ready for college. At first I didn't think I would enjoy this school very much because of how different it is compared to your traditional public school, but I have grown to love it!